WHY DO I TAKE MY TEACHING SO SERIOUSLY?

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WHY DO I TAKE MY TEACHING SO SERIOUSLY?

Why do I  take my teaching so seriously?  Because people's lives are in my hands.  Because the misinformation spread in the media is harming people.  There is so much more people can do to live long, healthy, and high quality lives.

Through the years I’ve seen too many people die too young due to lifestyle choices. I’ve witnessed too many people who were given bad advice and who destroyed their bodies while living in pain, who resorted to pills to get through the day. I don’t judge and I don’t blame, I just hope to change attitudes.  I’ve had clients who were in constant pain, who couldn’t even lift themselves back up after being on the ground without assistance, who after changing their lifestyle and habits, got back to do what they never imagined doing like skiing in their 60’s and older. I’ve helped people with years of chronic back pain live pain free.  There is so much more people can do for themselves once they realize the power they have to  create harmony in their lives. Making changes and embracing a healthy lifestyle creates harmony. Harmony creates power.

The true reward for me is seeing how RiseFIT members improve their quality of lives in every aspect.  What is that worth to my members?  For most it is priceless.  To me, health is priceless. It’s not how many candles are on your cake, it’s how well you perform and live your life. I have done it for years, making people younger next year.  Yes, it does take time, consistency, the right attitude, and a huge effort. But if you just show up,  you too can feel stronger, younger, more energized, and live more fully next year.  What is that worth to you? 

Love yourself more, believe in yourself more, and follow a proven path to a stronger, younger, better version of you. You can travel and evolve at your own pace and as long as you follow the guidelines, you too will create a better way of living, and thrive at a whole new level.  This is why I do this. This is what excites me and gets me out of bed each morning when that 4am alarm goes off.  I believe in my clients. I  know what you are capable of. All you have to do is show up, apply yourself,  and follow the path.

Tell yourself: I can do this, I have what it takes!  I have the courage to overcome the fears I may have at the moment and the strength to crush the excuses that the weaker side of me has been using to keep me from growing.  Dare to step up, and know that you are surrounded by a supportive, nurturing community that is here to guide you, support you, lift you up, and get you to your goals.  Take that first step, and a year from now you will be beyond thankful for how far you have come, proud of all you have achieved, and feel empowered by your inner strength to overcome all that used to stand in your way.  You can do this, I know you, and deep inside you do too.  It’s time to be brave, it’s time to LOVE you at a whole new level and give yourself the gift of better health. Keep in mind one of my secrets - work from the inside out! The door is open, the opportunity you have been waiting for is right here, right now. Take the leap now and start your journey today.

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The Secret To Reverse Aging

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The Secret To Reverse Aging

If you knew how you can influence the aging process, would you be interested in staying vibrant longer?

RISE holds the secrets of building an enduring body, enhancing energy levels and feeling good.

The problem we all face is that we are aging. To most that means getting older, to {us} that means getting better, wiser, more alive.

Research shows about 80% of the aging process is in our hands, and only 20% is in our genes.

It starts with your mindset and that carries over into the actions you take - leading to the experience you create and have in the end.

The RiseFIT program, designed by Robert Jaroszuk, is based on all the research of aging and how to stay vibrant and strong - for life.

You will learn and practice how to avoid the aging misery that many people experience {the aches, low energy, feeling sick, complaining about aging, and becoming increasingly pessimistic about life.}

When you get into your late 20s, metabolism begins to slow. Later, muscle mass begins to drop, stamina goes down the hill, stiffness begins to set in, and outlook on health begins to fall. The rate and magnitude of those factors are greatly influenced by the choices of each individual. Some people run marathons in their 70s and 80s, some even ski!

RISE knows the scientific movements discovered that need to be done consistently to have the most vibrant fulfilling life - and this is what we focus on and do in class.

RiseFIT is designed to not only help our members get in the best shape of their lives - arguably the more important factor is to build a body that will last the longest and performs greatly everyday.

Most people go to the gym to get strong {and strength is great, you need to keep that up!} but having full mobility, great stability, fantastic stamina combined with strength is way better.

We are here to empower people to make the most of the 80% they are not aware of.

We don't have to age like our parents did. We focus on the fundamentals that drive renewal and embrace being alive!

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Take Time To Sharpen Your Ax

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Take Time To Sharpen Your Ax

"I am so super crazy busy!"  Everyone is, it’s not about how busy you are, it’s about what you make a priority in life.

Truth is you can only burn the candle on both ends for so long.  Most people go out there and are so so so crazy busy chopping wood with a dull ax and they don’t have the time to sharpen the ax because they need to keep chopping.  Taking the time to sharpen your ax will greatly enhance your performance and enable you to do even more.

Taking the time everyday to care for your health, to get yourself fired-up, to feed your mind, to strengthen your attitude, that time will enhance every minute of your day, all day long. But no, most people just want to get out there, like a race car driver who is too busy to fill their tank and fill their tires because they have to race, frankly it’s just foolish, but that is what people do.

So when you find yourself saying, "I am so crazy busy," think again - think, "I need to better strategize, set priorities, and take some time and realize what is truly important for me."

You’re not getting anywhere fast when you’re run down, sick, in pain, achy, unmotivated, going through the motions - you’re just lying and cheating yourself and everyone around you from the great person that is inside. Had you just taken the time to sharpen your ax...?

Everyday, honor the fundamentals, life is built on them.

 

Written By, 

Robert Jaroszuk  

RiseFIT Founder  & Owner

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6 Ways To Lose Weight During The Holidays

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6 Ways To Lose Weight During The Holidays

How can I stay lean and even lose weight throughout the holiday season?

Here are some of the strategies I use which you can easily implement to your lifestyle to get through the holidays like a champ! :

1.) Never show up hungry.  I usually will eat a healthy meal before I leave for a party or event so that when I am there, I am not there to eat.  I am there for the true purpose of socializing and celebrating the event.

2.) I create my rules before getting out of my car. If I choose to drink I say to myself,  “ I will have 1 or 2 glasses of...”, “If I choose to eat,  I will only  eat...”, “I will stay away from...” The choices become very clear if you stick to your plan.

3.) I focus on eating nutrient dense foods, and stay away from calorie dense foods.  If you chose to eat at a party, then have a bite, wait 5 minutes, and have another bite. No one is forcing you to eat everything in front of you and gorging yourself.

4.) I put in extra effort at home to eat healthy knowing that I am adding extra calories at a party, so eat extra clean at home.

5.) I implement intermittent fasting into my week, enjoying the empty feeling and allowing my body time to process everything fully before adding more.

6.) Plan to workout the day of and the day after the party and drink plenty of water. For every unit of alcohol consumed, drink 2-3 glasses of water or seltzer.

We're these Tips helpful to you?  Leave a comment below and let us know what we can do to support you during the upcoming holiday season. 

Stay Awesome! 

Robert Jaroszuk

RiseFIT Founder & Owner  

Read more about Robert Jaroszuk here

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WHY HAVEN’T I “SOLD” MY WORKOUT ROUTINES?

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WHY HAVEN’T I “SOLD” MY WORKOUT ROUTINES?

To date, you have not seen me selling workout videos like so many of my contemporaries.  The reason I have not done this is because I truly believe that what is an intense workout for one person, may be too easy or too intense for the next person.  I believe that a workout needs to be tailored to each person’s goals, skill level, ability, injuries, strengths and weaknesses.

One workout does not fit all. To truly have an effective workout, each person needs to do what is right for them and not just what everyone else is doing.  For example, a burpee might be a great option for a healthy person but for another it may be the worst possible move based on their circumstances. 

Train smart not just hard.  Everyone is obsessed over HIIT (high intensity interval training).  Very few are obsessed over being intelligent with their time and with their training.  Be intelligent.

 Written by

Robert Jaroszuk

RiseFIT Founder & Owner 

Read more about Robert Jaroszuk here

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What makes this weight loss program different from everything else you’ve tried?

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What makes this weight loss program different from everything else you’ve tried?

I know a lot of programs promise you can “eat all the foods you love and still lose weight”. 

Sounds great, but how’s that working for you?

The truth is, any fool can come up with a plan to lose weight. You’ve been on enough diets to know that. You starve yourself and eat chemical cuisine that tastes like cardboard and the needle starts going down on the scale. You hate the diet, but you tell yourself you will do anything as long as you keep losing weight.

Until you can’t do it anymore.

That’s when you really feel like a failure. The diet was “working” but you were too weak-willed to keep it up. And you know what makes it even worse? The weight is coming back with a vengeance and now you weigh even more than before you started that torturous diet. You blame yourself and you feel ashamed.

What if the problem isn’t you?

Here’s something you should know-

Most diets are designed to fail.

It’s good for business. Diet companies make lots more money when you keep coming back over and over again. It’s good for them but very bad for you.

Losing and gaining weight is a very dangerous thing to do to your body.

Every time you starve yourself to lose weight, you lose muscle. What you gain back is fat. The more you replace muscle with fat, the harder it becomes for your body to lose any weight at all. It also makes it far more likely you will suffer a major health crisis.

With so much conflicting information on the Internet and TV, it’s easy to believe that nobody really knows the answer to permanent weight loss.

That’s simply not true.

There is plenty of scientific evidence about how our bodies work and what we need to do to have clear glowing skin, lots of feel good energy, a mind that is focused and clear, a peaceful night’s sleep and of course, a naturally slender body.

It’s really not that complicated. Do you want to know the answer?

Come to our Open House

40 DAYS TO A SLIMMER YOU - WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE!

When: Wednesday, September 27th

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: RiseFIT 22 Hollywood Ave, Ho Ho Kus NJ (Behind Extra Space Storage)

Unable to attend?  Visit the link below for full challenge details: 

www.risefit.com/healthy-you 

Written by:  Kathy D'Agati, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach

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Top 10 reasons why RiseFIT loves Flexline!

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Top 10 reasons why RiseFIT loves Flexline!

1.)  Unlike any other fitness tool, you can continue to work and adjust the weight/resistance as you are working on your own.

2.)  Explosive movements (speed) that only an air cable system is capable of delivering. Allowing you to train movements and do exercises that you cannot do with any other tool.

3.)  Very simple to use - so someone who is not a "fitness person" can learn very fast and use it well. 

4.)  Smoothness of the machine makes it great for corrective exercises!

5.)  Flexline is extremely user-friendly, super safe and allows you to work on your strength way better than dumbbells.  

6.)  The endless variety of movements really provides a full-body experience on a single machine.

7.)  Super efficient - quickly adjust angles and the resistance so you waste no time - no more fiddling with changing weights and pins! 

8.)  This goes beyond simply measuring reps - RiseFIT trainers are able to measure the joules and watts (we're talkin' someone's work capacity and intensity!) 

9.)  It allows each person to learn how to tune into their own body and push harder based upon how they feel because it shows your intensity and productivity.

10.)  Flexline is the latest and most scientific way to train safely and effectively, all while delivering maximum results and variety to each workout session.

If you'd like more information, visit www.flexlinefitness.com

Check our schedule page to view RiseSTRENGTH classes featuring the Flexline System!

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Rise Stretch is now Rise Recover

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Rise Stretch is now Rise Recover

Do you feel sore? Tight?  Do You have pain?   You need to do recovery stretches.

A full body stretch on an aerial silk hammock protects against injuries, releases tightness and pain, increases your range of motion, speeds up post workout recovery, eliminates soreness and enhances your health.

When you stretch, synovial fluids from your joints reach places that need it, circulating while lubricating the bones to facilitate smooth and painless movement.

Along with this beneficial factor, the pressure from the placement of the hammock fabric in lymph node areas (like the groin and armpits) assists your body in detoxification and in the circulation of your blood flow, speeding up recovery time.

When you reduce muscle pain you also reduce stress, helping you to live longer. Taking the time to stretch and decompress can reduce low back pain and relax the nervous system. How do you do this? Inversions (aka, being upside down).

Not only will you feel expansive in your spine, but also in your being. Stretching on the aerial silks will liven up your mood, some even say they feel like a kid again because it’s so fun....Liberating you to move more freely for your workout classes and in your daily life.

RiseRecover... it's so much more than a "stretch"!

 

Written by:

Nicolette Maio

RiseRecover Coach; Certified Yoga Instructor

Contact info@risefit.com to schedule a private or small group Recover session OR simply sign-up for a RiseRecover class here. 

http://www.yogajournal.com/teach/synovial-fluid-and-inflamed-joints

http://www.avianayoga.com/aerial-goddess-talk 

https://aerialyogacademy.com/inversion-therapy/

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7 Proven Variables That Make You FIT

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7 Proven Variables That Make You FIT

1)  COURAGE - so many people want to get fit, however, they are afraid to go out and try something new and come up with excuses why they can’t.  If you haven’t tried it, you really don’t know if you can, and you may greatly be cheating yourself for not trying.  

 

 

2.)  The “WHY” - clear outcome you want to achieve, by what date, and most importantly, why you are doing this.  The people that achieve anything meaningful are always driven by their WHY.  The single biggest downfall for most people -  not spending time on being clear of their “why”, and when it is convenient today to workout, they don’t because they are not feeling motivated.  

 

3.)  MINDFULNESS - Your are not there, yes your body is there, but where is your focus?  Staying mindful of what you are doing goes beyond simply doing it to stay safe.  Being mindful enhances every aspect of your workout time.  Being fully engaged in what you are doing is not only a good idea, it’s essential to producing, at the very least, “good” results.

 

4.  INTENSITY - Now that you are mindful and engaged in what you are doing, you need to try harder.  It’s like anything else in life, to get new results you have to put in twice as much effort.  Counting is key  - If you could do 10 perfect squats in 1 minute, awesome, in the next set do 11 in one minute. Even the slightest increase is gaining intensity.  If running faster is what you want, it’s going to require you to pick up your pace!

 

5.  COMPETITION - it’s not about you going to try to beat anyone, it’s not even about you competing with yourself.  It is about you measuring what you are doing, and cheering yourself on to do more than you’ve ever done before.  I’ve seen so many people hurting themselves because they were trying to beat someone else.  Instead of listening to their body they were focused on someone else, it’s just stupid.  Have courage to strive to do more than you’ve ever done before, be mindful of your body and do what is right for you, and use intensity to push yourself safely to do something you haven’t done before.  1 rep more than last week, 1 second faster, lift 1 more pound than last week.


6.  COMPOUNDING -  now that you are doing more than last week, with consistency of doing that each week, the results will begin to compound and you will begin to see measurable results.

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What is more powerful than Discipline?

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What is more powerful than Discipline?

How lack of alignment creates struggle in your life.
No discipline is required to eat the cookie you crave,

Drink the soda you want

or the alcohol you desire,

or to do the things you do as a habit.

“I’m a runner and if I don't get my run in I am cranky; I HAVE to get my run in for the day.”

“It’s the holidays, I HAVE to eat all the delicious food I see. I'm not going to be antisocial, of course I will drink alcohol too.”

 

Identity does not require discipline, and as long as identity is aligned with our dreams, beliefs, rules and values, there is no struggle.

 

I believe being healthy is good for me, I value my friendships, I value going out and having fun, I'm a party animal I’m fun to be around and I believe drinking makes me more fun... and with drinking I also eat.

 

This is an example of why discipline does not work. It is not about having to say “No” to yourself, to exert energy, to stop yourself or restrict yourself.  It’s about being free, and being true to yourself.  If you gain the awareness of how your decision is supporting or hurting you, then you have a choice on how to act.  

 

This is about reaching the place of self love and self respect.  You become aware that the alcohol is damaging your organs, your brain, you.  It’s hurting the people around you, and because you deeply love yourself and those around you, you feel the desire to avoid drinking.  There is no need for self discipline because the decision to skip the alcohol is easy.   

 

Notice how this is a completely different mindset and point of view?  If you have much conflict within yourself, then the decision for or against is a difficult one.  It’s painful and feels like you are giving something up to do something that is good for you and the goals you have in place for yourself.  

 

When you feel your self-sabotaging - going to that dark place where you feel bad, frustrated, discouraged and so on -the solution is to get realignment.

The choices will be easy as you will feel peace, relaxed, on point, proud, and happy.

Written by:

 

 

Robert Jaroszuk

 

RiseFIT Owner & Founder

 

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What is the best exercise?

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What is the best exercise?

What is the best exercise?  The one that pushes your body to signal growth.  Intensity is the key factor here, and getting the proper dosage is another. Just like anything that is good, too much can also be detrimental, so maintaining a proper balance is wise.  

As I like to say, “motion is life.”  Move daily through your full range of mobility, push your strength, push your stamina and your stability.  There is this harmony between pushing yourself to growth and then recovery, so you can push even more.   

I’ve seen people in their 40s who could barely lift themselves up off the floor in the beginning, then to being able to do an unassisted pull-up a year later.  There is a difference between how old you are in terms of years and how old you are in terms of your metabolic, cognitive, and physical performance.  

Wherever you are today, you can improve. You CAN be younger longer, even though the years keep tacking on.  The way we’ve seen our parents age is not a destiny we have to repeat. We can make better choices, we have more options and we owe it to ourselves to step up and live full vibrant lives for years to come.  

Take advantage of the amazing healing capabilities our body has. All you have to do is align with the factors that enhance your health, and distance yourself from those that reduce your restorative powers.  

This is the only body you’ve got for this ride and you will be on this amazing trip as long as you can. Keep this beautiful body functioning well!

written by: Robert Jaroszuk

RiseFIT Founder,

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I WISH I COULD WORKOUT MORE - I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME!

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I WISH I COULD WORKOUT MORE - I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME!

It  seems counter intuitive - the busier I am, the more time I need for exercising. But successful people know this is an edge they keep sharp.   

Over the years I have been blessed and privileged to work with highly successful people:  CEOs of billion dollar global companies, high profile doctors, lawyers, and other professionals.  Getting a safe, efficient, effective workout that distresses you, makes your body feel alive, sharpens the mind, and floods the body with lots of health benefits, is key to high performance when it matters most.

Time after time exercise has been proven to be the best use of our time and personal investment.  Health, after all, is the keystone to life.  Exercise is shown to treat depression, anxiety, improves sleep - just those alone will make you perform better at every other part of your life.  Often times, it is not what we can see with our own eyes that kills us, and so your heart is better off with exercise.  You can lower your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, as well as the probabilities of stroke or heart attack.  

Fit people have lower risks for inflammatory bowel disease and type-2 diabetes can be prevented and even treated.  In many studies, exercise has even shown to reduce chances of developing 13 types of cancer, including breast, colon, and ovarian.  

Being “fit” is so good for you, it is mind boggling that 80 percent of adult Americans do not get the recommended amounts of exercise they need each week and the other 20 percent don’t engage in it at all.  

When you get down to it, all it takes is effort and self care.  Sounds easy enough, right?  However, majority of my clients don't know where to start and how to stay committed.  That's where I come in…

written by: Robert Jaroszuk

RiseFIT Founder, NAP, NLP, WITS.

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Viruses 'more dangerous in the morning'

Do you tend to get sick more easily than others? Are you always catching colds and viruses and can’t figure out why? Research by the University of Cambridge has found that that viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning.

They reported that people who work varying day and night shifts may be even more susceptible to viral diseases based on their schedules.

So how can we prevent this and stay healthy?

 

Click here to read more

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Grilled Eggplant With Yogurt & Mint

Ingredients

1 large 1 1/2-pound eggplant

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup 2-percent Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon dried mint

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions

Stripe the eggplant with a vegetable peeler and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle the eggplant slices generously with salt, place in a colander and let sit 30 minutes. Rinse the eggplant under cold water and pat thoroughly dry. 

Meanwhile, combine the olive oil and garlic in a small glass cup, and microwave just until the oil is hot and bubbling, about 20 seconds. Whisk together the yogurt, mint, cumin, cayenne, 2 tablespoons water and salt to taste in a small bowl.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill for medium-heat cooking. Brush the eggplant slices on both sides with the oil and garlic mixture. Grill until the eggplant is browned and tender, moving and turning the slices frequently, about 15 minutes. Drizzle the mint sauce onto the eggplant slices.

Cook's Note: When grilling the eggplant, watch carefully to make sure that the slices cook evenly. Moving them frequently will help you avoid scorching them on the hotter parts of the grill before they cook all the way through. If you're using a grill pan, you'll want to cook the slices in 2 batches to avoid crowding the pan.

 Image and recipe courtesy of www.FoodNetwork.com

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Southwestern Salad with Black Beans

INGREDIENTS

1/2 ripe avocado

3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

2 scallions, chopped

1 clove garlic, quartered

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups mixed greens

1/2 cup black beans, canned (rinsed) or cooked

1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

PREPARATION

Place avocado, cilantro, yogurt, scallions, garlic, lime juice, sugar and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.

Place greens in an individual salad bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. (Refrigerate the remaining dressing.) Top the greens with black beans, corn and tomatoes.

Image and recipe courtesy of www.EatingWell.com

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7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is an organ made of soft nervous tissue, contained within the skull. It functions as the coordinating center of sensation as well as coordinating intellectual and nervous activity.

Essentially, it is vital to the proper functioning of the human body.

For the brain to be able to function properly, there are a variety of things we can do to help including exercising, meditation and more.

Click here to learn more.

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Thai Green Pork Lettuce Cups

 

Ingredients

1 tbsp sesame oil

500g pork mince

1 tbsp green curry paste

1 red onion, finely chopped

Juice 1 lime

1 tbsp fish sauce

½ small pack mint, leaves only, roughly chopped

½ small pack coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped

4 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated

Rice, to serve (optional)

Instructions

Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pork for 8-10 mins or until cooked through. Stir in the green curry paste and 2 tbsp water, then cook for 1-2 mins.

Remove from the heat and stir in the red onion, lime juice, fish sauce and herbs. Spoon the pork into the lettuce leaves and serve with rice, if you like.

Image and Recipe courtesy of www.bbcgoodfood.com

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The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

 

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking." Nietzsche

Exercise has been shown to "light up" the brain and increase creativity. Not the type to go for a sprint?

Walking may be all the exercise you need to get those ideas flowing. According to studies, exercise gets your blood pumping, sending an increased flow of blood to the brain-and that's not all. 

Want to start creating your best thoughts?

Click here to learn more.

 

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Summer Pea, Watermelon, and Farro Salad

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked farro or wheat berries

1 cup shelled green peas (about 3/4 pound unshelled) 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup cubed seeded watermelon

1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese

Preparation

1. Place farro in a large saucepan, and cover with water to 2 inches above farro. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 23 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

2. Add green peas to pan with farro, and cook for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse farro mixture with cold water; drain.

3. Combine farro mixture, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add the watermelon cubes and 1 cup chopped parsley, and toss gently to combine. Top salad with Romano cheese.

Image and recipe courtesy of www.MyRecipes.com

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